Bucket Drumming Online School

Learn To Play & Teach Bucket Drumming.

Even If You Don't Have a Rhythmic Background.

Let's Get Started!

Membership Access

Getting Started Guide

  • Beginner to Advanced Options
  • No Cost to Print
  • Standard Notation

Video Tutorials

  • Step by Step Instruction
  • Learn at your pace
  • Custom topics available by request

Sheet Music

  • Beginner to Advanced Options
  • No Cost to Print
  • Standard Notation

Ear Training

  • Specialized Exercises Improve Rhythm
  • Expand Vocabulary
  • Auditory Learning

Lesson Archive

  • Lesson Plans Performance Ideas
  • Warm Ups and Exercises
  • Former video tutorials

Overhead View

  • Showing sheet music
  • Camera over bucket for exact mirroring.

First One’s On Me!

Join Bucket Drumming and enjoy more than 150 tutorials with sheet music

The Backstory

"Before I owned a drum set, I would play on anything that was around, including buckets, tupper ware, pots, and my little brother."

Our Awesome Content

20 Cover Songs (and counting)

  • Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • 7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
  • Imagine – John Lennon and more …

11 Original Compositions (and counting)

  • Starting with Basic Quarter Note Pieces.
  • Builds to more Advanced Multi-Part Compositions.
  • Includes Sheet Music.

47 Beat Breakdowns (and counting)

  • Beginner – Advanced.
  • Teaches a rhythm in 3 or 4 steps.
  • Many different styles of rhythms.
  • Different time signatures.

8 SHOW OFF MOVES (and counting)

  • Stick Tricks and Twirls
  • Different Drum Rolls
  • Splits (Down the line)
  • Improvising Tricks

Teacher Toolkit

  • Lessons plan building
  • Classroom Management
  • Volume Solutions
  • Breaking Down Rhythms

Quizzes & Lessons

  • Bucket Drumming Equipment and Parts
  • Reading Rhythms
  • Tempo and Sound Matching Challenges
  • Paradiddle Challenge

I really loved everything about your website.
The lessons, videos, music, and tabs were awesome learning materials for anyone wanting to learn how to bucket drum.
Thank you for the wonderful experience, and for making it easy to teach my students.
They thoroughly enjoyed every moment and it was largely thanks to you.

Kevin Wallace

I loved ALL of your videos and so did the inner city kids I taught!
Keep on making them!

Jolanta Hoffmann

Hey Sammy, we started playing yesterday! I was so nervous, not being a drummer, but I started like you showed using the right hand, then left, alternate, and together. It worked well.

This was an exciting experience for me.


Your site is one of the best resources I have found. We’re going to use the video you sent this morning!



Thank you! I enjoyed your website. Your great personality make it very fun and entertaining as well as educational. Keep up the good work!

K.B.Elementary Teacher

You're website is awesome. I teach k12 music, band and Orchestra... I use bucket drumming in replace of recorders with my fifth graders. My kids loved bucket drumming and the community loved watching it. Thanks!


Sammy, You were able to show 75 kids a love for drumming that they never knew they had. It was evident from day one that you truly enjoy the art of drumming and teaching it to kids. Bucket drumming was the favorite activity of many this summer, including the adults. Your talent and passion for drumming is something I truly hope you continue to share with the world.

Brigid MejiaAndy Rodick Foundation

Your videos are easy to follow because you always use right, left, top, rim or sides consistently, and you are very engaging!
I can use your video without having to interject those crucial directions myself. I was so excited when I finished watching it I actually went across the room and picked up a bucket and some drum sticks and started the video over and played along with you. Soooooo fun!


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